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Education (Artist Teacher Practice)
Transform your practice - and grow as an artist, professional and art educator.
On this course you’ll develop your artistic practice. You’ll push boundaries and take creative risks. You’ll create, exhibit, interpret and reflect on art. And you’ll witness your growth as an artist.
You’ll learn as part of a vibrant and supportive community of art educators and professional artists who are passionate about art. You’ll have the freedom to take your learning and your practice in any direction you choose. And you can focus on any medium - like:
As you develop artistically, you’ll also broaden your art teaching skill set. You’ll spark new ideas and create new teaching approaches. You’ll emerge equipped to break into art teaching or ready to take your teaching to the next level. And you’ll have a professional practice that stands up to artistic scrutiny.
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Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.
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Learning and assessment
On the course, you’ll develop a practice that authentically represents your own ideas and inspirations. Our teaching structure is open-ended. You’ll be guided to make, exhibit, interpret and reflect - but you can take your learning in any direction.
You’ll also examine contemporary themes in art. And you’ll consider works through lenses like anti-racism, decolonisation, gender and queer culture.
You’ll work with a community of practitioners who are passionate about art - and from all different contexts - including:
- art and design teachers
- community art instructors
- artists in residence
- gallery or museum educators
You’ll share ideas, challenge perspectives and learn from each other. And you’ll develop a lasting network of art education professionals.
You’ll be supported to exhibit artworks locally, regionally and nationally. For example, the Settlement Virtual Exhibition was developed with students and alumni, in partnership with the Pitt Rivers Museum and Henge21 - a local community arts project.
The School of Education is a thriving centre for educational research and teacher professional development. Students on master's level programmes therefore join a large research community comprising researchers at all levels of higher education study.
We hold two major research conferences each year - the School of Education Research Conference and the EdD Colloquium. All students are invited to attend our annual Research Seminar Series (which attracts both internal and external speakers). We also organise a number of conferences, lectures, seminars and debates, some of which have an international reach.
The School’s six research groups exist to encourage engagement in research, publication, conference presentations, seminars and workshops:
- Inclusion and Wellbeing
- Policy, Partnership and Leadership
- STEAM pedagogy and learning
- Humanistic Perspectives on Education
- Early Years
- Applied Linguistics
After you graduate
You’ll graduate ready to take the next step in your career. You’ll have developed a strong skill set in art education. And you’ll graduate ready to:
- take your art teaching to the next level
- land your first art teaching role
- progress to more senior roles in your school
- launch your career as a professional artist
- proceed into academic research
You’ll be able to confidently advocate for art in all different settings. You’ll be able to influence school leadership and manage Ofsteds - decisively making the case for art education.
You’ll also emerge with an established artistic practice, that you can continue developing for years to come. And you’ll be well prepared to step into the professional art scene as well.
Previous graduates have progressed into roles like:
- Head of Department in schools
- Primary Art Coordinator
- university teaching and research
- artist in residence opportunities
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.